Issue: 19800501

Thursday, May 1, 1980
May
5
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93
Monday, February 15, 2016
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Articles
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Esquire
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SEAGRAM DISTILLERS COMPANY
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SEAGRAM DISTILLERS COMPANY
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U S. Pioneer Electronics Corp.
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U S. Pioneer Electronics Corp.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0003.xml
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NISSAN
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NISSAN
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tableOfContents
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CONTENTS
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Carl Zeiss, Inc.
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Carl Zeiss, Inc.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0006.xml
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Avid Corporation
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Avid Corporation
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0007.xml
masthead
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Esquire
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0008.xml
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BACKSTAGE WITH ESQUIRE
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A FAN’S NOTES
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Phillip Moffitt
BE FOREWARNED. THIS issue overflows with the adulation of fans for the subjects of their affection. You will find frantic baseball lovers giving you box seat reports on their individual teams (“Play Ball!” page 62). You will find a lyrical account of one man’s discovery of the sensuous delight of women’s muscles (“In Praise of Women’s Muscles,” page 32).
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LETTERS
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THE SOUND AND THE FURY
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I’D GIVEN up on Esquire—until last Thursday. My wife was in the hospital, waiting to give birth to our fourth, and I was waiting for the subway to take me to a morning meeting. And I know now why I bought Esquire again: because, for the first time in two years, it looked right— dense, solid, substantial.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0010.xml
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Almadén Vineyards, Inc.
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Almadén Vineyards, Inc.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0011.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Salem
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Salem
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0012.xml
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10
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INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
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INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0013.xml
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11,12,13
POLITICS
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Suppose There Was a War...
And our side didn't show up? Given the national mood, it's not impossible
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RICHARD REEVES
<p>IT WAS my first coffee of the day. I was in Los Angeles, sitting at a Formica counter in a coffee shop on Sunset Boulevard—not the fancy part of Sunset— grouchily looking at the paper. “Oh, mister, you’re wonderful!” the young waitress said.</p>
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12
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Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd.
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Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0015.xml
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12
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Advertisements
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Britches of Georgetowne
Collar Stay Set
Britches of Georgetowne
Daytripper
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0016.xml
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TDK
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TDK
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0017.xml
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14,18
VITAL SIGNS
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ANATOMY OF AN INJURY
Tom muscles and weeping tendons eventually yield to the healing process
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JOHN JEROME
FIVE MINUTES INTO a late-winter hockey game, I tripped, stupidly put out a hand to break the fall, and landed on my right forearm, hitting the ice hard. Ouch. There seemed to be some damage. A couple of paramedics happened to be present (not a bad arrangement for pickup hockey games).
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Apple Computer
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Apple Computer
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0019.xml
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16,17
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Franklin Center
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Franklin Center
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0020.xml
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18
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Maidstone Wine & Spirits Inc.: Kahlúa
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Maidstone Wine & Spirits Inc.
Kahlúa
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0021.xml
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Amity Leather Products Company: body billfold
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Amity Leather Products Company
body billfold
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0022.xml
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19
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FLORSHEIM: TRIPOLIS
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FLORSHEIM
TRIPOLIS
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0023.xml
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Mazda: RX-7 GS
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Mazda
RX-7 GS
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0024.xml
article
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21,22
UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM
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Fleeing the Dollar
The time to head for high ground is not quite here
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ADAM SMITH
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, a very successful Boston lawyer of my acquaintance decided he no longer wanted to have any dollars. He sold his house and rented another one. He sold his securities. He put the proceeds into gold and silver and foreign currencies.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0025.xml
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Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.
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Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0026.xml
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Advertisement: Myers’s Rum
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Myers’s Rum
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0027.xml
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25,26,27,29,30,31
FEATURES
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An Inquiry into the Persistence Of Unwisdom in Government
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BARBARA W. TUCHMAN
<p>A PROBLEM THAT STRIKES ONE IN the study of history, regardless of period, is why man makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom— meaning judgment acting on experience, common sense, available knowledge, and a decent appreciation of probability—is less operative and more frustrated than it should be.</p>
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0028.xml
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BMW of North America, Inc.
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BMW of North America, Inc.
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32,33,34,35,36,37
FEATURES
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In Praise of Women's Muscles
BICEPS. QUADRICEPS. PECTORALS. FOR THE CONNOISSEUR, A CERTAIN ROBUSTNESS IN THE CONTOURS IS THE MARK OF TRUE BEAUTY
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JOHN CASEY
<p>PLAYMATE OF THE MONTH, MISS America, Las Vegas chorus girl, bathing beauty, drum majorette, homecoming queen, Hollywood starlet, cover girl, pinup, pro cheerleader, a perfect size eight.... The problem isn’t that they’re not pretty but that people sometimes slip and think that they are all there is to beauty.</p>
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0030.xml
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Ford: COUGAR XR-7
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Ford
COUGAR XR-7
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FEATURES
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Tom Hayden's Manifest Destiny
"Ambition,” says Tom Hayden, "is the enemy.” Rarely has an enemy been such a faithful friend
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Joel Kotkin
<p>TOM HAYDEN WAS WEARing a pinstripe suit in his office. He was tanned and authoritative at thirty-nine, and yet there was something adolescent in the pitted, rubber-nosed face. Tom Hayden, the ambitious revolutionary, had arrogance in his portfolio and resilience and a kind of notorious boy’s brilliance.</p>
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Advertisement: Winston Lights
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Winston Lights
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GM
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GM
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0034.xml
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AMF Incorporated
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AMF Incorporated
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0035.xml
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Speidel Division of Textron Inc.: TED LAPIDUS
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Speidel Division of Textron Inc.
TED LAPIDUS
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0036.xml
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Advertisement: Vantage
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Vantage
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MAZDA: RX 7 "S”
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MAZDA
RX 7 "S”
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Zenith
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Zenith
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55,56,57,58
FEATURES
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Poetic Food License
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<p>SHYLA IRVING has the only one in the world. She uses it to preserve the memories of great dinner parties in words and pictures. When she and her husband, novelist John Irving, throw dinner parties, the guests invariably include the poets and writers who are their neighbors in Putney, Vermont.</p>
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National Car Rental System, Inc.
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National Car Rental System, Inc.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0041.xml
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60
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Jaguar Rover Triumph Inc.: TRIUMPH TR7
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Jaguar Rover Triumph Inc.
TRIUMPH TR7
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0042.xml
article
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ESQUIRE'S 1980 BASEBALL PREVIEW
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Anthem to a National Pastime
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Art Hill
<p>The speaker is Gene Vidal, as smugly quoted by his son Gore in Matters of Fact and of Fiction. I yield to no man (except, I believe, Vidal himself) in my admiration for Gore Vidal as a writer. He has been called our finest living essayist. If not strictly true, it's close enough.</p>
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Esquire's 1980 Baseball Preview
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Play Ball!
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Mark Harris
Lee Eisenberg
Mordecai Richler
David Broder
August Busch Jr.
Norm Crosby
John Leonard
Jim Brosnan
Max Apple
Herb Caen
The Chicken
Bob Greene
Roy Blount Jr.
Jose Feliciano
Paul Burka
Danny Kane
David Freeman
Bill James
Muriel Humphrey
Frank Gorshin
D. Keith Mano
Irving Wallace
Eugene McCarthy
Monty Hall
Daniel Okrent
Esther Newberg
<p>Last year, when the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielders Tim Foli and Bill Madlock, they acquired the pennant, the world, everything. This year, the world champions have acquired a left-handed pitcher named Andy Hassler, who pitched rather well last year for the Mets, not so well for the Red Sox.</p>
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ESQUIRE'S 1980 BASEBALL PREVIEW
The Way It’ll Be When the Shouting’s Over
PROPHECY
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Bill James
We may not understand why, but we sympathize. There is something about being lied to all summer that just wears you out. When batting levels fall, that puts a premium on offense, which works to the advantage of big-hitting teams like the Milwaukee Brewers.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0045.xml
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FEATURES
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Tent Worms
The worms had spread their dominion from tree to tree. He set them afire, in that place to which he would never return
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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
<p>BILLY FOXWORTH had been grumbling for days about the tent worms that were building great, sagging canopies of transparent gray tissue among the thickly grown berry trees that surrounded their summer cottage on the cape. His wife, Clara, had dreams and preoccupations of her own, and had listened without attention to these grumblings.</p>
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Advertisement: Esquire Magazine
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Esquire Magazine
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0047.xml
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74
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ESMARK COMPANY: Coax I
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ESMARK COMPANY
Coax I
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0048.xml
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75,76,77
FEATURES
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Tie One On
The tie is probably the single most important denominator of social status for a man in the United States today.
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JOHN T. MOLLOY
<p>HOW, you may wonder, can a strip of fabric that costs between $15 and $35 carry more clout than your $1.800 Cartier tank watch? Well, when was the last time you heard a maître d' at a classy restaurant say, "I'm sorry, sir, but I can't seat you unless you're wearing a watch"?</p>
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FEATURES
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George Hamilton, Eternal Flame
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LEE EISENBERG
<p>Look at it. Look at this face. It is a face that reassures. It is not a particularly warm face, nor an understanding face, not a dad’s face at all. Rather it is a forever face, a face that doesn’t change, a face to be counted on from this year to next.</p>
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0050.xml
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86
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Cadillac: 1980 Eldorado
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Cadillac
1980 Eldorado
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0051.xml
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87,88
A DAY IN THE LIFE
AN INTERVIEW
FLORA LEWIS
Moment to moment with an American correspondent abroad
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I AM the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, which, I realize, sounds like the best job in the world to a lot of people. I’m not complaining, but I myself am not in the least romantic about it. I can’t afford to be. People who think that way simply don’t understand what we do or how hard we work.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0052.xml
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W. L. Martin
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W. L. Martin
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0053.xml
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88
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Esquire Subscriber Service
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Esquire Subscriber Service
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0054.xml
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89,90
ETHICS
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CHOOSING AMONG EVILS
Republicans and Democrats can always vote the straight cynicism ticket
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HARRY STEIN
LAST SPRING, on assignment for this magazine, I found myself talking about American politicians with Oriana Fallaci, the volatile Italian journalist. Fallaci, as individuals from Kissinger to Khomeini have discovered, does not mince words:
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91
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Camel
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Camel
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0056.xml
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BOOKS
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HEAVY TRACKS
BILL BARICH’S DAYS AT THE RACES
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GARYL. FISKETJON
THERE IS a perennial and somehow perverse fascination with books that deal with collapsed lives, diversions usually denied the well-behaved citizen, and the application of seemingly abstruse knowledge to the stuff of daily life. In Laughing in the Hills (The Viking Press, $10.95), Bill Barich threads these three strands into a first-person narrative that courts the dangers of cheap thrills and easy profundity but arrives instead at a satisfaction beyond fascination.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0057.xml
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93
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Advertisements
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AMF
Jumbo
AMF
Legend
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0058.xml
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94
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B. Cribari & Sons: Cribari
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B. Cribari & Sons
Cribari
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0059.xml
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OUTDOORS
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WRECKS OF TIME
Deep-sea divers are trying to salvage their right to explore ancient shipwrecks
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GEOFFREY NORMAN
AFTER A late-season hurricane years ago, I spent a day walking the beach not far from Cape Hatteras, the graveyard of the Atlantic. The shoreline had been gouged by high surf, and there was flat, naked beach where before there had been sand dunes and sea oats.
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96
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THE GOTHAM HOTEL
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THE GOTHAM HOTEL
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0061.xml
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96
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Advertisement: Esquire
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Esquire
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0062.xml
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97
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AudioMagnetics Corp.
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AudioMagnetics Corp.
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0063.xml
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98,100
HIGH LIFE
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THE L.A. CONNECTION
Do transcontinental commuters have the best of both worlds? A skeptic's appraisal
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TAKI
AS USUAL, the good news came first. Clay Felker, the ex-editor of Esquire, who now works for 20th Century Fox, called and asked me to write a “treatment” of a story I had penned for this magazine last year. Checking with my experts (namely writers who are too incompetent to make a living in London and New York and who are therefore reduced to earning $250,000 a year in Hollywood), I discovered what a treatment is: a movie in embryo.
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Advertisement: More
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More
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0065.xml
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100
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Advertisement: The Rack Unlimited
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The Rack Unlimited
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0066.xml
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William Morrow
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William Morrow
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0067.xml
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101,102,103
The Esquirer
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The Esquirer
Early warnings, offhand comments, gratuitous advice
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BACK IN the early Fifties, the editors of Esquire called together an advisory panel that included Eva Gabor, Arthur Murray, and Brigadier General Alfred G. Tuckerman, USAR, and published one hell of a guide to etiquette. It was called, not surprisingly, Esquire Etiquette, and among other admonishments, it advised gentlemen to “try to smoke attractively” and to “break the wartime habit of furtively slipping one lone cigarette from a package hidden deep out of sight.
Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0068.xml
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104
MOVIE CLASSICS
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THE GRADUATE
The one with all those good lines
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EDWARD SOREL
IT’S THE MOVIE with the Simon and Garfunkel sound track (“Sounds of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Mrs. Robinson”)... the movie where director Mike Nichols used every camera trick known to man (made possible by cameraman Robert Surtees’s ingenuity)... the movie with all those good lines (some of the best of which were taken directly from the Charles Webb novel).
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Cutty Sark
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Cutty Sark
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Esquire_19800501_0093_005_0070.xml
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Advertisement: Benson & Hedges Lights
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Benson & Hedges Lights
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